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Pop On The Pole: Frank Ocean’s ‘Pyramids’ Joins Long Tradition Of Songs About Stripping

Carl Williott | July 13, 2012 - 5:30 am

Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange is blowing our minds, and we’re still trying to piece our brains back together three days after its surprise midnight release. But the one thing we know immediately is that “Pyramids” is a song for the ages. Over the course of 10 minutes Ocean crafts an epic dreamscape of love and… More »


Whitney Houston’s Death Ranked Among TV’s 20 Most Impactful Moments

Robbie Daw | July 12, 2012 - 10:24 am

Sony Electronics and the Nielsen television research company released a study of TV’s Most Impactful Moments of the past 50 years on Wednesday. The survey was conducted in February of this year via an online questionnaire of 1,077 adults, and the resultant televised events were ranked by whether people remembered watching them (hence the oldest… More »


Amy Winehouse Tributes: The Best Performances In The Year Since Her Death

Idolator Staff | July 11, 2012 - 5:30 am

When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, some called the tragedy “unavoidable“. Whether or not you agreed with that particular sentiment, you can’t deny that on that day one year ago, music lost one of the most unique and soulful voices of our time. Russell Brand said it best in… More »



Michael Jackson’s 10 Best Songs Radio Forgot

Robbie Daw | June 25, 2012 - 5:45 am

Three years ago today, Michael Jackson, an entertainer whose career spanned five decades — and who experienced monolithic fame in that time — died. He was 50. And just as with certain periods of his life, Jackson’s death caused a global media frenzy, particularly online. The news spread quickly, causing sites such as Wikipedia and… More »


The 5 Worst “Call Me Maybe” Covers On The Web

Idolator Staff | June 13, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has done an phenomenal job of worming its way into our minds and onto our radio stations; no wonder it finally reached the top spot on the Hot 100. And ever since Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez released that lip dub of theirs, it seems like everyone and theirMore »


Kanye West’s 35 Best Tweets On His 35th Birthday

Idolator Staff | June 8, 2012 - 5:30 am

It seems like yesterday that Kanye West first joined the Twitterverse, misspelling “Silicon Valley” and hopping on #BABYMAMAJETs. Since then, he’s tweeted about everything from philosophy and fashion sense to Taylor Swift and the Illuminati — all in 140 characters or less. In honor of ‘Ye’s 35th birthday, we’ve compiled his 35 most entertaining tweets… More »



Best Of Bonnaroo: 11 Great Pop Moments In The Festival’s History

Carl Williott | June 7, 2012 - 5:30 am

This weekend marks the 11th iteration of Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. At the inaugural fest in 2002, it was a jam-band paradise, heavy on the noodling but light on the zeitgeist. Each year, though, it has expanded in size and scope, and this year’s lineup is the biggest and arguably the most… More »


Father’s Day Playlist: 11 Songs About Dad

Idolator Staff | June 6, 2012 - 5:30 am

Father knows best. When he’s not tinkering in the garage or mowing the lawn after a long day of work, he’s coaching your little league team and he’s running after you when you’ve finally learned to ride that bike. He’s there to teach you how to wear your first tie, and he’s there to chase… More »


The Werewolves Of Pop: 10 Music Videos To Make You Hungry Like The Wolf

Idolator Staff | June 4, 2012 - 5:30 am

Pop stars live in fantasy worlds of million-dollar mansions, glamorous red carpets and weeks-long vacations in the world’s most beautiful locales. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to writing songs and shooting music videos, artists often look past the quotidien details of everyday and instead dip into the worlds of myth and fantasy… More »



Andy Samberg Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’: His Top 10 Best Digital Shorts With Pop Stars

Becky Bain | June 1, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Saturday Night Live ended its 37th season by tearfully saying goodbye to Kristin Wiig, and now the show is losing another key player. Fake rapper/Nicolas Cage impersonator Andy Samberg has confirmed that he won’t be returning to SNL next season.

Though his comedy group The Lonely Island (also made up of Jorma Taccone… More »


Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” Is Best Song Of The ’00s, According To ‘NME’

Robbie Daw | May 31, 2012 - 1:18 pm

For whatever reason, British rock journal NME has painstakingly compiled a list of the 100 Best Tracks Of The ’00s, a good two-to-three years after many other sites and magazines did the same. Perhaps there’s something to be said for letting the dust settle on a decade before tackling the raddest tunes it produced?
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Memorial Day Playlist: 12 Patriotic Songs That Pop

Idolator Staff | May 25, 2012 - 5:30 am

Memorial Day is next Monday (May 28), and while most of us are just stoked to get the day off work, the holiday is actually intended to honor the good men and women who’ve fallen in battle, in service to the United States. To pay tribute to them, and to keep your Memorial Day barbeque… More »



Mother’s Day Playlist: 10 Songs About Mom

emilytan | April 26, 2012 - 6:00 am

What would we do without our mom? Whether she’s offering comfort via some milk and cookies, or cheering from the sidelines of the state championships, she’s always by your side — even when you don’t come home with the first-place trophy. So for all her grace and patience and hard work and most importantly LOVE,… More »


Rihanna, Adele & Raphael Saadiq Make ‘Time’ 100 Most Influential People List

Robbie Daw | April 18, 2012 - 9:57 am

Time has rolled out it’s annual roundup of the 100 Most Influential People In The World, and, music-wise, Grammy-dominating diva Adele, chart queen Rihanna and R&B singer/producer Raphael Saadiq all made the cut. The publication notes that its list is made up of the “people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our… More »


Team Christina, “Figher” Live On ‘The Voice’

Nicole Sia | April 16, 2012 - 11:47 pm


Adele Tops List Of England’s Wealthiest Musicians Under 30

Robbie Daw | April 12, 2012 - 8:16 am

Her Grammy-winning sophomore LP 21 is sailing back toward the top of the US album chart — for a 24th non-consecutive week, mind you — so it makes sense that Adele, who landed three #1 singles in the past year, would top The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 for wealthiest musicians under 30. The 23-year-old… More »


Mega Millions, Mega Hits: 11 Pop Songs About Money That Won The Chart Lottery

Idolator Staff | March 30, 2012 - 12:22 pm

The country is going insane right now as the Mega Millions lottery has reached a record-breaking $640 million. We thought we’d celebrate (before making another lottery ticket run) with 11 pop songs about being filthy, stinkin’ rich that had a few lucky numbers of their own, so to speak, when they hit big on… More »


Nicki Minaj Joins Long Line Of Pepsi Faces: Watch 7 Classic Pop Star Soda Ads

Robbie Daw | March 19, 2012 - 2:03 pm

That sound you hear in the distance is some cha-ching mixed with a little super bass. Nicki Minj is the latest music star to sign with Pepsi Co. — a multi-million dollar deal, Forbes reports — and the “Starships” songstress is set to be the face of the company’s new soda brand Pop. The first… More »



SXSW Flashback: Foster The People, Neon Hitch & Other Breakouts From 2011

Robbie Daw | March 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

As we wade our way through the throngs of music biz types who have descended upon Austin, Texas for South By Southwest 2012 (have you RSVP’d for Idolator’s Pray For Pop party tomorrow?), we’re left wondering who will be the big breakout stars of this year’s fest. It is, of course, far too early too… More »


Justin Bieber’s 18th Birthday: 10 Reasons Why He’s The Coolest 18-Year-Old Ever

Idolator Staff | March 1, 2012 - 6:00 am

It’s Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday today! And even though the pop star still isn’t old enough to legally order a drink stateside or in his native Canada (well, except in Quebec where the drinking age is 18), we’re commemorating Bieber’s entrance into adulthood with a very special list. You’ll see why hordes of… More »


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